Where was A Not So Royal Christmas filmed? Sorhagen, Nordin, & all the locations

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Set in the fictional kingdom of Nordin, Scandinavia, A Not So Royal Christmas was entirely filmed in Ontario, Canada.

This new festive Hallmark movie follows Charlotte, a tabloid journalist, as she pursues an interview with a reclusive count.

Brooke D'Orsay and Will Kemp

To deter Charlotte, the royal family assigns a groundskeeper to impersonate the Count, since the real nobleman disappeared many years before.

Brooke D'Orsay stars as London-based tabloid journalist Charlotte, and Will Kemp plays Adam, the alleged Count of Sorhagen.

Welcome to Nordin and our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of A Not So Royal Christmas.

The real A Not So Royal Christmas palace location

Nordin Scandinavia
The Sorhagen Royal Palace was filmed at the Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario.

This magnificent neoclassical mansion was once the residence of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, a prominent figure in Canadian history.
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A Not So Royal Christmas castle
Built between 1832 and 1835, this opulent house boasts a captivating blend of Georgian and classical architectural styles.

Dundurn Castle's sprawling estate spans picturesque grounds adorned with meticulously landscaped gardens.
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A Not So Royal Christmas palace
The interior of the Nordin Palace was also filmed in Dundurn.

Inside the castle, each room tells its own unique story. Visitors can marvel at intricate details such as ornate plasterwork, elaborate wallpaper and period furnishings that transport them back to the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era.

Christmas market Milton
The town square and the Christmas market were also filmed at the Dundurn Castle.

What looks like a church belfry on the right is actually the dovecote (or pigeonnier) in the Coach House area of the castle.
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Yuletide Ball
Yuletide Ball was filmed in the ballroom of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Meticulously restored to its 1929 decor, the ballroom has an unmistakable Italian influence in its design.

Offering nearly 5,000 square feet of captivating visual splendor, this space is a popular wedding venue and filming location.
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Meet the cast

Brooke D'Orsay
Known for her versatile performances, Brooke D'Orsay has been a prominent figure in both television and film.

She has been featured in a number of Hallmark Channel movies including A Fabled Holiday, Beverly Hills Wedding, and Christmas in Love.

D'Orsay's career is also notable for her roles in TV shows such as Happy Hour, Gary Unmarried and guest appearances on popular sitcoms such as The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.

Will Kemp
In addition to being a charismatic actor, Will Kemp is also a talented dancer, as evidenced by his performances in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango and Christmas Waltz, both co-starring with Lacey Chabert.

Kemp's TV roles span Hallmark Channel movies like Royal Matchmaker, Love, Romance, and Chocolate, and Jolly Good Christmas, alongside appearances on series like Doom Patrol, Reign, and Netflix's Spinning Out.

His diverse credits also encompass shows like Nikita, New Tricks, and recurring roles on 90210, The Prisoner, and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

A Not So Royal Christmas location

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